The primary goal of the South Wilmington Wetland Park is to reduce flooding in the Southbridge neighborhood. In addition to building the Wetland Park, the City will be separating 36 acres of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) pipes into stormwater and sewer pipes. When it rains, water will flow through the new stormwater pipes and into the restored wetlands, where it will be held and gradually released into the Christina River. The sewer pipes will go directly to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.
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The separation of the CSO in conjunction with the Wetland will directly benefit over 1,000 residents of Wilmington's Historic Southbridge Neighborhood by reducing flooding frequency in addition to increasing available storm capacity.